Tommy Taylor (rugby league)

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Thomas Leslie Taylor
Tommy Taylor Castleford.jpg
Personal information
Full nameThomas Leslie Taylor
Born(1911-09-07)7 September 1911
Fitzwilliam, West Yorkshire, England
DiedNovember 22, 1992(1992-11-22) (aged 80–81)
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1931–46 Castleford 389150051
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1935–45 Yorkshire 31003
1936–38 England 10000
Source: [1] [2]

Thomas "Tommy" Leslie Taylor (7 September 1911 – 22 November 1992) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums. [1]

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Background

Tommy Taylor was born in Fitzwilliam, West Yorkshire, England, he was married with three sons, and he was a miner for all of his working life.

Playing career

International honours

Tommy Taylor won a cap for England while at Castleford in 1945 against Wales. [2]

County honours

Tommy Taylor won caps playing left-prop, i.e. number 8 for Yorkshire while at Castleford in the 16–5 victory over Lancashire at Widnes' stadium on 12 October 1935, the 16–16 draw with Lancashire at Swinton's stadium on 10 October 1945, and scoring 1-try in the 45–3 victory over Cumberland at Leeds' stadium on 31 October 1945. [3]

County League appearances

Taylor played in Castleford's victories in the Yorkshire County League during the 1932–33 season and 1938–39 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Taylor played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Castleford's 11–8 victory over Huddersfield in the 1934–35 Challenge Cup Final during the 1934–35 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1935, in front of a crowd of 39,000. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  4. "Sat 4th May 1935 - Challenge Cup - Neutral Ground - 39,000". thecastlefordtigers ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015.